Total Control of Information Means the End of Free Speech, Hive, and Cryptocurrency
Today @iceagefarmer posted on his site the video below that discusses the UN beginning to block websites that they do not want to be available to people. Of course the flaggots on Hive will note that it isn't censorship at all, because the website is still there, just like they claim that information remains on the blockchain and their flagging posts and comments into the dust isn't censorship at all.
Soon, unless they can replace free speech as a means of creating a community on Hive, they will be prevented from using the blockchain just as they have served their victims on Hive. While I'd be pleased at their being hoist by their own petards, the fact that it is destruction of the internet that is going to serve them their comeuppance completely renders that victory null and void.
Free speech is of existential necessity. The complete control over what website is allowed to be available to people is the complete control over what people are allowed to know, and is an existential threat to humanity. We can no longer wait for others to act, to kow tow to demands that are not too noxious to survive.
Without the ability to speak and hear the speech of others, everyone is essentially completely captive to whoever controls what speech is allowed. They can tell you anything, knowing how you will act on that information, and no independent research will be possible.
Every crypto exchange will be completely censorable. Every online community will exist at the sole option of overlords. No speech will be permitted unless approved by censors. It is the end of cryptocurrency, Hive, and freedom. Any solution that isn't available to everyone with a keyboard will fall short of the need to reach all humanity, and their voices.
This will be gradually introduced, as has been done on social media, rather than all at once, to lull people into a false sense of security who aren't the first eliminated, or by gradually eliminating lesser known voices until the last controlled opposition is all that is allowed people. Tor may be useful to extend the life of sites, and I recommend to Peakd devs the immediate creation of a .onion domain to prevent the complete elimination of Hive without notice. It will also be essential for Hive Keylock to work on Tor, so I hope the devs prepare for the inevitable DNS block that will sooner or later block Hive, and all cryptocurrency sites, as CBDC's are introduced to replace all other forms of currency.
Now is the enemy arrayed before us on the field. Now is the battle joined, and our lives and honor on the line. This cannot be unanswered if humanity is to remain free.
Fight or die.
Edit: so, hunting for more Tor information, I found Fontanka.ru which, while in Russian (translated via Yandex), says that
"'Anomalies' in the operation of the service [Tor] for both mobile and regional telecom operators were also recorded by the OONI online censorship tracking project."
"On the eve of Roskomnadzor announced that it will block six more Russian VPN services."
Russia has not been particularly free speech friendly under Putin, but this is a bit chilling in light of the UN all but simultaneously beginning to block DNS selectively.
Tor may not be useful right now for Russian holders of crypto seeking to transact off-web. In order to continue to network, we're going to need to cast a wider mesh than Tor.